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Viewmate: Seeking tombstone translation #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a translation of the headstones, whose conditions in some cases
are poor. Some words or portions may be indecipherable. These are for a
Udelovitz family buried in Massachusetts. The family is believed to come
from Lithuania.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10605
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10606
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10607

Researching:
YUDELOWITZ, LAN, WIENER (VAINER), SPEKTOR/RABINOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, KOTZIN,
BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, WEISSMAN (VAISMAN), WHITEMAN, RAMM, KAGAN (COHEN),
KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, BEKER (BECKER), >from Panevezys, Vilnius, Kaunas,
Vilijampole (Slobodka), Seta (Shat), Pumpenai (Pompian), and other towns in
Lithuania

Jeff Miller
Maryland/Washington, DC area
singingtm@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Seeking tombstone translation #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a translation of the headstones, whose conditions in some cases
are poor. Some words or portions may be indecipherable. These are for a
Udelovitz family buried in Massachusetts. The family is believed to come
from Lithuania.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10605
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10606
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10607

Researching:
YUDELOWITZ, LAN, WIENER (VAINER), SPEKTOR/RABINOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, KOTZIN,
BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, WEISSMAN (VAISMAN), WHITEMAN, RAMM, KAGAN (COHEN),
KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, BEKER (BECKER), >from Panevezys, Vilnius, Kaunas,
Vilijampole (Slobodka), Seta (Shat), Pumpenai (Pompian), and other towns in
Lithuania

Jeff Miller
Maryland/Washington, DC area
singingtm@...


Re: Doing the One-Step in Ancestry.com JGSWS October Lecture #general

lyn@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Presents . . .

Doing the One-Step in Ancestry.com By Stephanie Weiner

Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:00 PM
Auditorium, JCC, Mercer Island, WA

**Please have photo ID to enter building**

Searchable databases found on the Web can provide useful information to
genealogists. Unfortunately, many of these websites are not easy to use, and
they don?t always offer all the versatility that is possible. Different
databases and programs may produce varying results.

Stephanie Weiner will demonstrate how to use some of the Steve Morse
One-Step tools that provide alternate ways of accessing U.S. census and
immigration information on Ancestry.com. She will compare the search screens
and searchable fields in Ancestry.com and One-Step. If time permits, she
will discuss additional Ancestry.com databases.

About Our Speaker
During dinner with a relative who was a Holocaust survivor, Stephanie
started gathering family information, scribbling madly on paper napkins. She
has graduated >from napkins to a software program but continues, 27 years
later, to add data to her family tree. Stephanie is a librarian for San
Diego County Library and has taught online genealogy searching to staff
members and the public.

Another opportunity to hear Stephanie speak:
On Tuesday, October 9, Stephanie will give a talk to the Jewish Education
Council about some genealogical problems faced by adoptees and AR children.
These problems include family trees in classroom situations, personal
timelines, heritage exploration, and genetic traits charts. Contact Tammy
Kaiser at tammyk@... for more details.

Brick Walls Q&A: 7:00-9:30 pm
Do you have a research question or a success story to share? Bring it to the
meeting. You will have an opportunity prior to the lecture to get fresh
ideas or solve your problem! We are here to help you with your research.

JGSWS library materials are also available for research before and after the
presentation.

JGSWS programs are free for JGSWS members, $5 for nonmembers.
Invite your friends. All are welcome!

For additional information:
JGSWS President
Lyn Blyden, President JGSWS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Doing the One-Step in Ancestry.com JGSWS October Lecture #general

lyn@...
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Presents . . .

Doing the One-Step in Ancestry.com By Stephanie Weiner

Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:00 PM
Auditorium, JCC, Mercer Island, WA

**Please have photo ID to enter building**

Searchable databases found on the Web can provide useful information to
genealogists. Unfortunately, many of these websites are not easy to use, and
they don?t always offer all the versatility that is possible. Different
databases and programs may produce varying results.

Stephanie Weiner will demonstrate how to use some of the Steve Morse
One-Step tools that provide alternate ways of accessing U.S. census and
immigration information on Ancestry.com. She will compare the search screens
and searchable fields in Ancestry.com and One-Step. If time permits, she
will discuss additional Ancestry.com databases.

About Our Speaker
During dinner with a relative who was a Holocaust survivor, Stephanie
started gathering family information, scribbling madly on paper napkins. She
has graduated >from napkins to a software program but continues, 27 years
later, to add data to her family tree. Stephanie is a librarian for San
Diego County Library and has taught online genealogy searching to staff
members and the public.

Another opportunity to hear Stephanie speak:
On Tuesday, October 9, Stephanie will give a talk to the Jewish Education
Council about some genealogical problems faced by adoptees and AR children.
These problems include family trees in classroom situations, personal
timelines, heritage exploration, and genetic traits charts. Contact Tammy
Kaiser at tammyk@... for more details.

Brick Walls Q&A: 7:00-9:30 pm
Do you have a research question or a success story to share? Bring it to the
meeting. You will have an opportunity prior to the lecture to get fresh
ideas or solve your problem! We are here to help you with your research.

JGSWS library materials are also available for research before and after the
presentation.

JGSWS programs are free for JGSWS members, $5 for nonmembers.
Invite your friends. All are welcome!

For additional information:
JGSWS President
Lyn Blyden, President JGSWS


Freedom of Information Act #unitedkingdom

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Just received an email >from the National Archives re files containing
applications for naturalisation. Because the files I am interested "are
closed for 100 years, etc." and the four Jewish immigrants whose files I'm
interested in viewing were born after 1906 (specifically in 1920 and 1921)
the Records Management Dept.is asking me to provide evidence of their
deaths, such as the scanned image of an obituary or death certificate.

Can anyone suggest how I can obtain copies of these death certificates?
Should I contact one or more of the three (?) burial societies in London,
perhaps?

Of course I'm not even sure that they are deceased (some people living into
their 90's or longer these days)!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA
USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:

DROZDIASZ: Karczew, Poland
SZAFIRSTEIN (or variant), Karczew, Poland
KUJAWSKI, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
WINTER, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
SHORN, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Freedom of Information Act #unitedkingdom

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Just received an email >from the National Archives re files containing
applications for naturalisation. Because the files I am interested "are
closed for 100 years, etc." and the four Jewish immigrants whose files I'm
interested in viewing were born after 1906 (specifically in 1920 and 1921)
the Records Management Dept.is asking me to provide evidence of their
deaths, such as the scanned image of an obituary or death certificate.

Can anyone suggest how I can obtain copies of these death certificates?
Should I contact one or more of the three (?) burial societies in London,
perhaps?

Of course I'm not even sure that they are deceased (some people living into
their 90's or longer these days)!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA
USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:

DROZDIASZ: Karczew, Poland
SZAFIRSTEIN (or variant), Karczew, Poland
KUJAWSKI, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
WINTER, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
SHORN, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland


VIEWMATE: Seeking tombstone translation #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a translation of the headstones, whose conditions in some cases
are poor. Some words or portions may be indecipherable. These are for a
Udelovitz family buried in Massachusetts. The family is believed to come
from Lithuania.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10605

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10606

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10607

Please respond directly to me.

Researching:
YUDELOWITZ, LAN, WIENER (VAINER), SPEKTOR/RABINOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, KOTZIN,
BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, WEISSMAN (VAISMAN), WHITEMAN, RAMM, KAGAN (COHEN),
KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, BEKER (BECKER), >from Panevezys, Vilnius, Kaunas,
Vilijampole (Slobodka), Seta (Shat), Pumpenai (Pompian), and other towns in
Lithuania

Jeff Miller
Maryland/Washington, DC area
singingtm@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania VIEWMATE: Seeking tombstone translation #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a translation of the headstones, whose conditions in some cases
are poor. Some words or portions may be indecipherable. These are for a
Udelovitz family buried in Massachusetts. The family is believed to come
from Lithuania.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10605

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10606

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10607

Please respond directly to me.

Researching:
YUDELOWITZ, LAN, WIENER (VAINER), SPEKTOR/RABINOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, KOTZIN,
BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, WEISSMAN (VAISMAN), WHITEMAN, RAMM, KAGAN (COHEN),
KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, BEKER (BECKER), >from Panevezys, Vilnius, Kaunas,
Vilijampole (Slobodka), Seta (Shat), Pumpenai (Pompian), and other towns in
Lithuania

Jeff Miller
Maryland/Washington, DC area
singingtm@...


Please translate Polish letter #poland

Josh Flapan <freedom155@...>
 

Please view Polish letter >from Lodz Archives and
translate it.

It is located at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate and click on
the
"to view button and then double click on #VM
10611.

Please send the translation to freedom
155@....

Thanks for any help.

Joshua Flapan


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Please translate Polish letter #poland

Josh Flapan <freedom155@...>
 

Please view Polish letter >from Lodz Archives and
translate it.

It is located at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate and click on
the
"to view button and then double click on #VM
10611.

Please send the translation to freedom
155@....

Thanks for any help.

Joshua Flapan


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ordering from the PSA Archives #poland

Joe Ross <joeross1220@...>
 

To follow up on Mark's suggestion:

My bank normally charges $35 for a wire transfer of dollars to a Polish
account. However, I made a wire transfer today to the Lodz branch account
and I was told the bank charges only $10 if the transfer is made in zloties.
I am not sure how this works, but becuase of the exchange rate changes, you
need to be sure you are buying the correct amount of zloties, which is set
out in the letter you receive >from the Archive branch. Although about $5
more was taken >from my account to cover the ever increasing value of the
zloty, the $25 reduction in fee reduced the cost of the order by about $20.

Joe Ross


JRI Poland #Poland Ordering from the PSA Archives #poland

Joe Ross <joeross1220@...>
 

To follow up on Mark's suggestion:

My bank normally charges $35 for a wire transfer of dollars to a Polish
account. However, I made a wire transfer today to the Lodz branch account
and I was told the bank charges only $10 if the transfer is made in zloties.
I am not sure how this works, but becuase of the exchange rate changes, you
need to be sure you are buying the correct amount of zloties, which is set
out in the letter you receive >from the Archive branch. Although about $5
more was taken >from my account to cover the ever increasing value of the
zloty, the $25 reduction in fee reduced the cost of the order by about $20.

Joe Ross


Possible BOF meeting Re: Hessen and other Jewish Cemetery databases #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

During the past weeks our list has carried notices and comments about the
Hessen Jewish Cemetery photos and data now available on the Internet via:
http://lagis-hessen.de/juf.html
(See the user guide to this site that I posted last week.)

Since at least one of the cemeteries covered at this website contains
several graves of my father's ancestors I am very interested in the
ongoing effort to add photos and extracted data >from grave inscriptions
in Hessen to that website.

I am also interested in encouraging people in other locations to use
the excellent Hessen site as a model and in establishing contact
between JewishGen's JOBR project and the creators of the Hessen site.

I wish to know how many other GerSIG members would be interested in
attending a BOF (small special interest) group meeting on the topic of
Research in Hessen and Hessen-Nassau including the cemetery project
and website.

If you plan to attend the Conference and would like to attend such a
BOF meeting please write to John Lowens at GerSIGmod@....

Thank you. John Lowens ( geb. Loewenstein ) Suburban NYC


German SIG #Germany Possible BOF meeting Re: Hessen and other Jewish Cemetery databases #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

During the past weeks our list has carried notices and comments about the
Hessen Jewish Cemetery photos and data now available on the Internet via:
http://lagis-hessen.de/juf.html
(See the user guide to this site that I posted last week.)

Since at least one of the cemeteries covered at this website contains
several graves of my father's ancestors I am very interested in the
ongoing effort to add photos and extracted data >from grave inscriptions
in Hessen to that website.

I am also interested in encouraging people in other locations to use
the excellent Hessen site as a model and in establishing contact
between JewishGen's JOBR project and the creators of the Hessen site.

I wish to know how many other GerSIG members would be interested in
attending a BOF (small special interest) group meeting on the topic of
Research in Hessen and Hessen-Nassau including the cemetery project
and website.

If you plan to attend the Conference and would like to attend such a
BOF meeting please write to John Lowens at GerSIGmod@....

Thank you. John Lowens ( geb. Loewenstein ) Suburban NYC


GerSIG BOF (small special interest) meetings - Chicago 2008 #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Important notice re: BOF ( Small Special Interest Group ) meetings at
IAJGS Conference - Chicago, August, 2008

Anyone who is interested in scheduling a "BOF" (Birds of a Feather =
small special interest group) meeting during the Chicago 2007 IAJGS
Conference should:

request a BOF Application Form by email to dmf123@...

If you want GerSIG to help you in any way with your BOF meeting plans,
including announcing your BOF special interest to GerSIG members
through this list, you must send a copy of your application request
to: GerSIGmod@....

Your request should tell how many people have said that they would
probably attend your BOF meeting at Chicago 2008. It should also give
a brief history of your BOF special interest group and explain exactly
why your BOF group's topic is exclusively specific to German Jewish
Genealogy and Family History Research.

Completed applications for BOF meeting times and rooms must be
received by the Chicago 2008 Conference organizers not later than 5
November, 2007.

NOTE: Replies to this message that don't meet all of the requirements
stated above will be ignored. BOF special interest topics that are
not exclusively specific to GerSIG's focus topic will be returned to
you by the GerSIG Moderator.

Thanks for your careful attention to the above and your cooperation.

John Paul Lowens, GerSIG Coordinator and list moderator gersigmod@...


German SIG #Germany GerSIG BOF (small special interest) meetings - Chicago 2008 #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Important notice re: BOF ( Small Special Interest Group ) meetings at
IAJGS Conference - Chicago, August, 2008

Anyone who is interested in scheduling a "BOF" (Birds of a Feather =
small special interest group) meeting during the Chicago 2007 IAJGS
Conference should:

request a BOF Application Form by email to dmf123@...

If you want GerSIG to help you in any way with your BOF meeting plans,
including announcing your BOF special interest to GerSIG members
through this list, you must send a copy of your application request
to: GerSIGmod@....

Your request should tell how many people have said that they would
probably attend your BOF meeting at Chicago 2008. It should also give
a brief history of your BOF special interest group and explain exactly
why your BOF group's topic is exclusively specific to German Jewish
Genealogy and Family History Research.

Completed applications for BOF meeting times and rooms must be
received by the Chicago 2008 Conference organizers not later than 5
November, 2007.

NOTE: Replies to this message that don't meet all of the requirements
stated above will be ignored. BOF special interest topics that are
not exclusively specific to GerSIG's focus topic will be returned to
you by the GerSIG Moderator.

Thanks for your careful attention to the above and your cooperation.

John Paul Lowens, GerSIG Coordinator and list moderator gersigmod@...


Romania SIG #Romania Warning about unscrupulous reseaarchers! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals or organizations who claim to be professional reseachers
in Romania, who see a posting asking for information about a certain family,
or town records, and offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who are desperately
seeking to increase their personal income, at your expense. The few
legitimate professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services, please contact
the Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

In addition, certain members of this list have been using the listings in
the JGFF to contact members and to volunteer information about a
researcher. Please be aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules
and policy, and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!

Further, these are private mailing lists and it is a violation of trust
for
anyone to copy a message and send it off to another person, mailing list,
or website for their use. We expect all of our susbscribers to respect
the rights of others subscribed to this list.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


Warning about unscrupulous reseaarchers! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals or organizations who claim to be professional reseachers
in Romania, who see a posting asking for information about a certain family,
or town records, and offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who are desperately
seeking to increase their personal income, at your expense. The few
legitimate professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services, please contact
the Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

In addition, certain members of this list have been using the listings in
the JGFF to contact members and to volunteer information about a
researcher. Please be aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules
and policy, and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!

Further, these are private mailing lists and it is a violation of trust
for
anyone to copy a message and send it off to another person, mailing list,
or website for their use. We expect all of our susbscribers to respect
the rights of others subscribed to this list.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: New SIG Member Introduction #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Erica Epstein-Calleia wrote:

I just joined this discussion group because I have found some solid
evidence that my Great Great Grandfather Louis (Chaim Yitzcok Leib)
ROSENBERG was born in Finland ca Aug. 1864 to Nathan ROSENBERG and
Ruth FELDSTEIN. There has been a lot of family lore that we had roots
in Scandanavia, but Louis' death certificate indicates that he was
born in "Finland, Russia". I am guessing that Nathan was most likely a
Russian solider and not Nathan's father (Unknown at this point).
In 1889 the government in Finland gave a certain permission to some of the
Jewish families in Finland to more or less permanently settle i Finland.
They made a certain list of the head of households in those families.
There are noone named Nathan Rosenberg in there, but there are three other
Rosenber=, all living in the town H=E4meenlinna (Tavastehus):

*Zacharias ROSENBERG, former soldier.
*David ROSENBERG, former soldier.
*Fredrik ROSENBERG, son of a soldier.

There are also another person in H=E4meenlinna that might be a relative:

*David FELLSTEIN, former soldier.

Louis married Gittel Raisel "Rae" BREZINSKY(? no evidence of her
maiden name other than family history so spelling or even the name
could be wrong) before 1888 in Finland and their daughter Frances
"Fannie" ROSENBERG was born ca 1888 there prior to their coming to NYC
ca 1889.
In the same list as above there is a former under officer Jankel BRESCHINSKI
who got permission to stay in Helsinki. Maybe the father of Gittel Raisel?

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; CT+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Parnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+PA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; St.Petersburg,
Russia; Paris, France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.


Re: New SIG Member Introduction #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Erica Epstein-Calleia wrote:

I just joined this discussion group because I have found some solid
evidence that my Great Great Grandfather Louis (Chaim Yitzcok Leib)
ROSENBERG was born in Finland ca Aug. 1864 to Nathan ROSENBERG and
Ruth FELDSTEIN. There has been a lot of family lore that we had roots
in Scandanavia, but Louis' death certificate indicates that he was
born in "Finland, Russia". I am guessing that Nathan was most likely a
Russian solider and not Nathan's father (Unknown at this point).
In 1889 the government in Finland gave a certain permission to some of the
Jewish families in Finland to more or less permanently settle i Finland.
They made a certain list of the head of households in those families.
There are noone named Nathan Rosenberg in there, but there are three other
Rosenber=, all living in the town H=E4meenlinna (Tavastehus):

*Zacharias ROSENBERG, former soldier.
*David ROSENBERG, former soldier.
*Fredrik ROSENBERG, son of a soldier.

There are also another person in H=E4meenlinna that might be a relative:

*David FELLSTEIN, former soldier.

Louis married Gittel Raisel "Rae" BREZINSKY(? no evidence of her
maiden name other than family history so spelling or even the name
could be wrong) before 1888 in Finland and their daughter Frances
"Fannie" ROSENBERG was born ca 1888 there prior to their coming to NYC
ca 1889.
In the same list as above there is a former under officer Jankel BRESCHINSKI
who got permission to stay in Helsinki. Maybe the father of Gittel Raisel?

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; CT+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Parnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+PA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; St.Petersburg,
Russia; Paris, France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.